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Re: Cannot create a file when that file already exists.

From: Stefan Küng <tortoisesvn_at_gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 21 Oct 2010 09:56:48 +0200

On 20.10.2010 09:10, Ranjan wrote:
> Hi,
> I am using tsvn v 1.6.11 Windows. I am trying to checkout the whole repository to a remote workarea which is mapped in my machine something like Y:\myworkarea\svn. When I try to checkout the contents it ways says
> Can't move 'Y:\myworkarea\svn\.svn\tmp\entries' to 'Y:\myworkarea\svn\.svn\entries':
> Cannot create a file when that file already exists.
> Not sure how to resolve this error. Though the checkout to my local machine works.
> There was same issue in the thread "http://tortoisesvn.tigris.org/ds/viewMessage.do?dsForumId=4061&dsMessageId=55198" which suggests to use 1.5.1 but I am using 1.6.11 and I assume that this issue has been resolved?
> I would appreciate your help

If the checkout to your local machine works, then it's obvious that
there's something wrong with your network share folder. Either you don't
have full access rights (you need *full* rights, not just write access!)
or the network share doesn't support proper locking of files.


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